Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2009
At the end of the summer of 2009, a new Test_Lab season started, with presentations of new works by artists-in-residence Melissa Coleman, Tarik Barri, and David de Buyser, developed during V2_'s Summer Sessions.
Featuring: Melissa Coleman (NL) | Tarik Barri (NL) | David de Buyser (BE) | Introduction: Boris Debackere (BE) | Respondent: Angela Plohman (CA)
For most people summertime means beaches and barbecues, but at V2_, three up-and-coming young artists have spent the summer developing their art practice. During the intensive working period entitled Summer Sessions, each of them has collaborated with V2_’s expert developers, project managers and curators to produce new work. The outcome of these residencies was the focus of a special summer edition of Test_Lab.
In the 2009 Summer Sessions, artists Tarik Barri, Melissa Coleman and David de Buyser respectively developed projects in the fields of augmented reality, wearable technology, and interactive organic environments. By holding the three residencies in parallel, V2_ aimed to promote a creative synergy between these young artists.
Test_Lab: Summer Sessions showed the results of this synergy through demonstrations of the works created during the residencies and discussion of the artists’ experiences of these intensive working periods. As usual in V2_’s Test_Labs, the audience was invited to critically test the works through hands-on engagement.
Test_Lab is a bi-monthly public event organized by V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, that provides an informal setting for the presentation, demonstration, testing, and discussion of artistic Research and Development (aRt&D).